Honorary Advisor, awarded by invitation only, is the highest accolade presented to prominent leaders who have been/ are actively promoting or contributing to people management and related disciplines in the private, public or voluntary service sectors and have demonstrated outstanding achievement to promote or practice best people management practices through personal vision and professional involvement. The Honorary Advisor is invited and admitted by the Executive Committee.
Fellow Member is the membership grade awarded by invitation only, at the discretion of the Executive Committee or its delegated body to individuals who have demonstrated substantially prominent achievement in the practice of people management within the industry in which they operate. A Fellow Member shall be entitled to use the post-nominal letters FHKPMA.
Professional Member normally possesses a Master Degree or equivalent qualification, with a minimum of 8 years of professional experience in people management. Those with a Bachelor Degree or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 10 years professional experience in people management or a minimum of 10 years working experience inclusive of extensive people management experience may be considered on exceptional ground. A Professional Member shall be entitled to use the post-nominal letters MHKPMA.
Associate Member is a development grade for those who possess a Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management but have not yet met the experience criteria for higher membership grade.
Affiliate Member is a grade to encompass all those who wish to be associated with the Association or who may not be interested in acquiring or applying human resource management knowledge and practices.
Student Member is a grade for full-time or part-time post-secondary students currently pursuing recognized human resource management or other related programmes.
Corporate Member shall be an organization that is able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Executive Committee or its delegated body that it is actively promoting people management excellence.